Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
STONE MOUNTAIN - The FBI hopes the public can help identify a man they say robbed a Wachovia bank at gunpoint Tuesday morning.
According to Gregory Jones, special agent in charge of Atlanta's field office, at about 10 a.m. a man walked into the branch at 1815 Rockbridge Road and executed a "takeover style bank robbery."
"The robber ordered all the bank employees to the floor and racked the handgun," Jones said in a release. "The robber then jumped the teller counter and proceeded to take an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from three teller drawers."
Jones said the man put the money in a plastic garbage bag he had on him before jumping back over the counter and fleeing on foot.
He was last seen running eastbound through the Stone Mountain Plaza shopping center parking lot.
The man is described as a slim black man in his 20s, between 5 feet 7 and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds.
During the robbery, he was wearing a red Polo shirt with a large Polo logo on the left side and a large, white No. 2 on the right sleeve, authorities said. He was also wearing blue Sean Jean jeans, red and white Air Jordans, a red ball cap with a black logo and red-tinted sunglasses.
Jones said the man is considered armed and dangerous and requests that anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts call the Atlanta FBI office at 404-679-9000.